Monday, May 28, 2012

A Day to Remember

Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day may be a holiday meant to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces but it's also used to remember loved ones who are gone. We've always gone up to the cemetery to make sure the gravestones are being maintained. One time my sister's letters fell off her name. The staff doesn't always notice, but we sure did.

Of course they fixed it as soon as we pointed it out. But we also like to make sure the flowers look good. We usually use silk flowers. They used to look cheesey but nowadays I can rarely tell the difference between "fake" flowers and real ones.

Memorial Day used to be known as Decoration Day and originally was meant to remember the Union soldiers in the Civil War.

Now it's also used as a day off to spend with family and friends eating good food and picnicing.

However you spend your holiday, I hope you have a healthy and happy one :)

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